Visser to miss Bulls’ Japan trip

Date published: July 21 2015

Blue Bulls fullback Jurgen Visser will miss his side's match against the Canon Eagles in Japan at the end of July due to injury.

Visser pulled a hamstring in his side's win over the Eastern Province Kings in Port Elizabeth at the weekend and has been ruled out until August 3 according to Bulls team doctor Org Strauss.

Strauss revealed that forwards Morné Mellett, RG Snyman and Deon Stegmann will all report for training on Tuesday.

"Jaco Visagie (toe fracture), Morné(concussion), RG (calf), Louis Fouché (hamstring) and Deon (hip) will all train tomorrow," he told the Bulls' official website.

The Bulls will also be boosted by the return of several long-term casulaties. 

Pierre Schoeman (knee), Clyde Davis (medial) and Ruan Steenkamp (knee) are all set to return in the next three weeks.

Duncan Matthews and Ryan Nell should be able to play again at the end of August, following knee surgery.

Irne Herbst and Piet van Zyl (knees) are out for the season, as is Dennis Visser (ankle).

A final call on Callie Visagie (foot) will be made in two weeks and if the hooker cannot play, he might have to undergo an operation.